As soon as Disney announced a seventh ‘Star Wars’ film on October 30th 2012 it quickly became apparent that escaping news about the sci-fi juggernaut’s return would become impossible.
Interest in the franchise is obviously enormous, so understandably news outlets began to clamour for any scrap of information about ‘Episode VII’.
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As sure as night follows day, nonsense flooded the internet in an attempt to fill those gaps between the official announcements that have been few and far between. So here are some of more ridiculous ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ stories from 2013…
Carrie Fisher confirmed as Princess Leia… by James Blunt
If you missed this story then the headline pretty much says it all. It’s the standard “Friend of X says X is in Y” story but the friend in question is singer-songwriter James bloody Blunt.
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Of course it’s been known for a while that Carrie Fisher will return to the series